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SHOP LOCAL, San Diego!

December 17th, 2015

Ok, if you’re not in San Diego, then here’s what you need to know: I’m shipping most orders in under 24 hours, and shipping upgrades are available with both Priority Mail (3-4 days, not guaranteed) and Express Mail (1-2 days, guaranteed)

But if you *are* in San Diego, then I now offer local pickup for the holiday rush, AND:

Blind Lady Ale House Craft Show

San Diego! Pick up last minute gifts at a Boygirlparty Pop-Up Shop at the Blind Lady Ale House this Sunday, Dec 20! 3-6pm, 3416 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116.

Come check out a select assortment of handmade gifts and art by local artist Susie Ghahremani / Boygirlparty® and enjoy an incredible selection of beer & homemade pizza while you’re at it!

You could also pre-order from Boygirlparty online at – select Local Pickup and come get your order on Sunday: no shipping charges! I strongly suggest this option if you’re interested in limited edition items like handcrafted silver jewelry.

This shipping option will be available up until December 22nd, with pick ups happening at South Park sewing studio Home Ec on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during their daytime business hours.

Last Minute Holiday Gifts San Diego

I don’t know what that drawing is, really – it’s like a sloth yeti.

Last chance!

December 14th, 2015

It’s coming down to the wire to pick up holiday gifts and holiday cards at the boygirlparty shop, but I’ve been adding and restocking the shop every day.

Did you know I offer upgraded shipping methods like Priority Mail (3-4 days usually) and Express Mail (Overnight)? And also, that I’m shipping orders within 24 hours on average? So, I’m basically one of Santa’s elves over here. (Standing tall at 5’3″ with the height to match!)

Here is some of what is new and restocked in the shop:

Starry Owl Ladies Shirts! Pick your climate of choice: restocked sweater weather hoodies, or now available as a new & summery scoop neck tops.

Owl Shirts by Boygirlparty / Susie Ghahremani :

Did you find me through OwlCrate? Well, you might like the new book lover notepad:
Book Lover Notepad from the boygirlparty shop:

New Years Resolutions? To-Do List Notepads will help you conquer them!
New Years resolutions? To Do Lists will help you get there:

Zebra T-shirts are back in green, in kid’s sizes 4 & 8, Women’s sizes (S, M, L, XL) and Unisex / Men’s sizes (S, M, L, XL).

Zebra Tshirt at boygirlparty:

Lastly, this isn’t from my shop, but you can pick up — in time for the holidays — Post-Its from the Post It Show at Giant Robot at this link. I don’t know how many of mine are left (if any) but here’s what they looked like:

Giant Robot Post It Show artwork by Susie Ghahremani /

Happy holidays!

Enamel Pin Party!!

December 4th, 2015

Enamel Pin Party at the boygirlparty shop!

New enamel pins are here!!! Find them all at the boygirlparty shop just in time for the holidays!

Otters Holding Hands at the boygirlparty shop -

White Tiger and Seahorse Enamel Pins from the boygirlparty shop:

To everyone who is buying something from my shop at or on Etsy: I love sending this mail from my home to yours, and discovering my hard work is supported by such amazing community of friends, art lovers, and kind strangers. You give so much meaning and support to my life / art / work!
Thank you.
This is as small as small businesses come! Thank you!

happy holidays! from

BuzzFeed, OwlCrate,… This week has been bananas! 🍌

November 30th, 2015

Boygirlparty Coupon Code

Before I get into the excitement of this week, I know some people are coming to my site looking for a boygirlparty coupon code, being Cyber Monday and all. So, here it is: STAYINBED gets you a discount at both the Boygirlparty shop and the Etsy shop. (Expiring today!)

So, onto some exciting news. First and foremost, BuzzFeed selected my Etsy shop as one of their “Places To Shop For Gifts Online That You’ll Wish You Knew About Sooner”!!
I couldn’t be more excited! It’s brought so many new visitors to my site, so if you’re one of those people, hello and welcome!

BuzzFeed Shop for Gifts Online at Boygirlparty

There has been lots of other wonderful Boygirlparty news this week, too! Yes, this has all been *in the past week!* See? Bananas.

I am so excited to announce my partnership with amazing subscription box for book enthusiasts: Owl Crate! I can’t reveal what the mystery gift in each curated box for YA fiction readers will be, but the theme of December’s OwlCrate is GET INSPIRED, and I certainly hope you will! You can take $25 off a 6 months subscription today only with code BLACKFRIDAY6. Hop to it!
Owlcrate December Box Spoiler - it features Boygirlparty!

Bookworm in Training Onesie by boygirlpartyMarceline at Super Cute Kawaii wrote this lovely feature about my artwork and shop! Because she’s basically the best. She’s an illustrator / small business, too, so check out her shop as well!

And, the amazing ladies at Cool Mom Picks selected my Land Air Water Journal Set as a Cool Gift for Kids in their always-amazing holiday gift guide! Did you see their generous feature about my baby clothing collection earlier this year? Because that was really exciting, too.

One of my favorite websites – BookRiot – chose my Bookworm in Training Organic Baby Clothing as a “Funny, Brilliant, Cute, & Awesome Bookish Baby Onesie”They also featured my Reading Octopus To-Do List Notepad in their round up of “Bookish Gifts for $20 or Less”

I can’t believe the incredible luck I’ve had this week receiving the support from so many amazing friends and websites! Thank you, thank you to everyone who placed an order or sent an encouraging message! You are making a huge difference in my life as an artist, it’s the best gift anyone can give me, and I am so moved by this unexpected praise and support.

I hope it’s ok that I’m sharing that stuff here. Being an artist is a pretty solitary pursuit, so discovering my artwork and gifts are on the radar of awesome people like Cool Mom Picks, BuzzFeed, Bookriot and others is pretty much mind-blowing.

xoxo susie

P.S. I know this was a long post, so don’t forget! Coupon code STAYINBED expires today, 11/30/15.

Save the Date: next Saturday Dec 5th

November 27th, 2015

Next Saturday, December 5th, I have both an art show and a craft show of note, in Los Angeles and San Diego respectively!

San Diego, 11-5pm for Makers Arcade, the curated craft show featuring about 100 local artists, artisans and boutiques! Come to Broadway Pier, and come early to snatch up one of the esteemed gift bags for early attendees! $3 in advance (buy tickets online here) / $5 day of.

Makers Arcade San Diego Craft Show, December 5 2015


Los Angeles, 4pm at Giant Robot — Post-It Show curated by Mark Todd and Esther Watson! Over 300 artists, thousands of original works of art, $25. Come join the madness! One week only! Details.

Post IT Show 2015

Of course, even if you’re not in Southern California, you can pick up original art + handmade gifts at my shop with free US shipping on orders of $75+

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